It’s Another … Jolly Monday!

Good Jolly Morning, my friends!  Yes, it’s Monday, and yes, it’s cold and there’s snow on the ground, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be jolly, now does it?  And yes, I am so faking all this upbeat stuff, but hey … you guys have to go out there and do stuff, like go to work, shovel snow, feed the cows … and all I have to do is stay in where it’s (relatively) warm, wash a few loads of laundry, find 32 missing socks, and write this blog!  So, I have much to be thankful for, including great friends like all of you.  As usual, treats are over there on the table and once you’re settled, we’ll see if we can find a bit of humour to start this week out right.


Now, as we all know from our friend Hugh, Minnesota has been particularly hard hit with frigid, sub-zero temperatures and snow measured in feet, rather than inches.  So, of course the people in Jordan, Minnesota, were concerned when they saw this man standing outdoors, coatless, and holding a pillow. Mike-LindellNot quite sure of his mental condition under these circumstances, they were none too eager to get close, but after all, the temperature was -4° (F) or -20° (C), so they did the sensible thing and called the police.

From the Jordan PD Facebook page …

Jordan (MN) Police Department

***Call Of The Day – a little humor for everyone***

Jordan-MN-FacebookOfficers were called to check on the welfare of an adult male in one of our local neighborhoods standing motionless outside and near a home wearing no coat in the cold and hugging a pillow.

Upon arriving on-scene, Officers discovered the adult male in need of possible assistance was actually a cardboard cutout of MyPillow CEO and inventor Mike Lindell. Those cardboard cutouts sure can look real from a distance and the caller certainly was not wanting to get too close thinking who is this deranged person standing outside in the cold hugging a pillow; always better to call the police.

As for the lingering question:  WHY? … I have no answer.  Advertising gimmick? Or perhaps Mr. Lindell is a bit eccentric?


The waiters at the Enjoy Budapest Cafe can do it all – they can serve up food and drink, tell jokes, dance with the kids or just hang out for a chat with customers.  The cafe, opened by IT company E-Szoftverfejlesztő (don’t even think about asking me to say this word!) in the Hungarian capital, has a unique wait staff … they are all robots!robot-waiter.pngThe robot waiters follow fixed paths to deliver food and drink orders to customers, who are asked to keep out of the robots’ way.  Others serve up entertainment, such as Pepper, a “receptionist” robot that can hold a conversation and also dance with customers.

Developed by Japanese company Softbank, Pepper needed to be modified to be able to hear customers in the noisy environment of a cafe, owner Tibor Csizmadia says.  Despite fears that increasing automation and artificial intelligence will take away employment from humans, Enjoy Budapest Cafe’s robots aren’t putting anyone out of a job yet.

“We actually employ twice as many people as before, because to operate 16 to 20 robots from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. we need to have IT specialists in the background.”budapest-cafe.pngI’m not sure, though … how much should they be tipped, and in what currency?  A can of WD-40?


I stumbled across this commercial from the 2016 Super Bowl a few days ago, and I found it made me smile, so I thought you all might enjoy it too!


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And what would Jolly Monday be without a funny animal video?  I think it’s time for one with animals playing in the snow, don’t you?  Just watch …


Well, folks, it seems it’s been a short visit together, but I know you have lots to do this morning, so I will bid you adieu and start counting down the days until we can do this again next Monday!  Remember, please, to share those beautiful smiles you’re wearing, and have a safe and happy week!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa and, of course, Jolly!

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27 thoughts on “It’s Another … Jolly Monday!

  1. Dear Jill,

    The MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell story was pretty funny. I had wanted to purchase those pillows until I learned that the owner Mr. Lindell was a major advertiser on that Laura Ingraham show on FOX TV. He spends a lot of his marketing monies on Sean Humanity and other FOX pundits. plus he just loves President Trump. So, I’m having to do without his pillows.

    The Heinz commercial was adorable. And I loved the animals in the snow videos. I don’t know about that robotic waiter/ waitress thing.

    Thanks for another jolly Monday.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • Wow! I did not know that about Mr. Lindell … I, too, will live without MyPillow!!! I have a down-filled pillow that suits me just fine!

      I’m glad you liked the videos! I literally laughed out loud, a rarity for me, over the animals in the snow and had to watch it a second time, for a second laugh! I’m not sure about the robotic waiters, either … I fear one would dump my food in my lap!

      Hugs!!!

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  2. Namaste Miss Jill! I love my donut and juicebox. I love the hot dog dogs. I love the animals playing in the snow cause I love playing in the snow. I can’t right now cause I am sick but I will feel better tomorrow. My eyes have so many yucky sleepy bugs. The stuff Mommy puts in my eyes is eating them up and I am happy. I love you! Tell that to Jolly for me too, okey-dokey? No kisses and neck buster hugs cause I have germs all over. Thank you! Love, Benjamin.

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    • Benjamin is not pleased with Anonymous either…”cause Benjamin starts with a B not an A!” He is proud because after I wrote down his dictated message, he typed the words from there with my assistance for spacing, capital letters and punctuation. He is very germ conscious now that he most likely picked up the eye infection from another child at preschool last week. He says okey-dokey often, one of my expressions passing down through the generations! Thank-you!

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      • I surely do love that little boy! I’m so sorry he’s sick, but yes … sigh … the first year or two of school, being around other kids, are a nightmare for colds, pink-eye and all the rest, for their immunities aren’t yet built up. I do hope he’s well enough to build a snowman before it all melts! And I hope Gem’s back is still functioning! Hugs, my friend!

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    • Namaste, Benjamin!!! I am so happy that you enjoyed the videos, but you know what? I’m also very sad to hear that you are sick and cannot play in the snow, for I know that you have been looking forward to building a snowman. I hope that you feel better very soon and that your eyes heal. Then you can go outdoors and build a snowman with your Gem! I will look forward to seeing a picture of you playing in the snow as soon as you are better, and I will also look forward to a neck-buster hug and kisses! Take care of your eyes, Benjamin. I love you! ❤

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  3. Pity Trump doesn’t go outside hugging his pillow… Someone might arrest HIM and lock him away in a nice, warm, paddedcell!
    We had that Heinz commercial here in UK (with an English overdub). I thought it a bit weird actually. Hope they don’t show it in Korea, China or Indonesia… They will take it literally!
    I can relate to the brain cartoon… Mine wakes me up like that all the time! 😉

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    • A padded cell? Why even pad it … let him beat ‘is brains out on the concrete walls, I say!

      Oh … you just had to put that vision into my head, didn’t you. Poor doggies! And yes, that brain cartoon caught my eye immediately, for it happens to me almost nightly. Even if I just wake up to pee, I have to keep repeating the mantra “don’t think, don’t think, don’t think.” It works about 1 in 5 times. Sigh. 😉

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  4. No tea, Jill? Well, I guess I’ll have juice instead. Thank you.
    Cannot watch the videos till Gail wakes up, so have to be satisfied with the beautiful picture of the icicles. The pillow guy probably just wanted to know how deep the snow was without going outside. The caller was at least concerned, but should have realized a human would not still be standing if they were frozen solid.
    The cats in the suitcase reminds me of why we bought the house we live in. When we came to look at it, seven cats were curled together in the easy chair, sleeping peacefully as could be, even with strangers in the house. Since they were happy there, so would ours be.

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    • Oh drat! I knew I was forgetting something! Here … have a cuppa tea ☕. Why do you have to wait for Gail to get up to watch videos? A secret password that only she knows? That’s a wonderful story about why you bought your house! The cats in the suitcase remind me of every time Chris is packing for a band trip, at least one or two of them have to get into the suitcase. I’ve always thought one of these days, she’ll get to wherever she’s going, open her suitcase and out will jump a kittie!

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      • I wait for Gail to wake up because she is lying beside me still sound asleep. I cannot move because a cat is lying on my legs. To play a video would wake up either or both. Since I like my life, I wait…
        As for the cats on the chair, they were pretty much the same as the triplets in the suitcase, only larger.

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  5. You know that idiom : “Be careful what you wish for, lest it come true”. I wasn’t and it did! Winter Storm Scott delivered beyond my wish and much as I love building snowmen with Benjamin, I’m so done with shoveling the stuff! I suppose that one is not possible without the other and it is uncharitable of me to complain about a wish made that was granted. I will set limits on the snowfall wished for next year, should I be foolish enough to repeat it. Might I just add, I was out shoveling from 4:30 AM to 6:30 AM to avoid the predicted change to rain. It did not change over but the snow was already wet and heavy, not light and fluffy like Saturday’s snow. In that time I completed the garage side of the driveway, the end of it was deep from the snowplowing. I came in to rest and grab my first cup of coffee, then decided to check a few emails. I began this missive at 6:50 AM and heard the snowplow…the end was totally blocked, again. My trusty shovel and I left to remedy the problem so that eldest daughter could go to work. My somewhat compulsive nature insisted that I do the other half of the driveway and the walk. I return now at 8:59 AM, worn out and aching…but with a deep sense of personal satisfaction for a job well done, if I do say so myself! To say that I am jolly would definitely be a stretch and Benjamin is home with Mommy because they had even more snow than here. My poor Little Mister is sick with Strep throat and bilateral Conjunctivitis (pink eye in both eyes). He is on Amoxicillin and eye drops since yesterday. He will be here tomorrow and will love all of the videos, especially the Super Bowl Heinz Ad. I wish that there was a robot to bring me a piece of that chocolate torte…maybe my wish will be granted and the whole torte will be delivered! I’ll share, I promise. Sorry, my propensity for loquacity is in overdrive! Thank-you! Does Jolly shovel snow?

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    • Ellen, Ellen, Ellen … you are incorrigible. Me? I would have wakened eldest daughter at 4:30 and said, “Honey, if you’re planning to go to work today, you should probably get up now and start shoveling so you can get out of the driveway.” But, that said … I am so sorry to hear that Benjamin is sick!!! Tell the little dude I said I hope he feels better SOON! Now, sit down with your piece of torte, which is actually a Black Forest Gateau, and relax for a while. I hope you don’t get more snow anytime soon! We had just a little yesterday, and are expecting more on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Sigh. I’m ready for spring!

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  6. As always a great way to start the week! Many thanks. And, by the way, I wouldn’t bet that the cafe with the robot waiters will continue to employ humans for much longer. It seems to me it’s a matter of time.

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    • I’m glad to have helped start your week with a smile! No, I’m with you on that one, for why would they spend the money to build those robots if they were going to keep employing all those people endlessly? Plus … they are paying those programmers a heck of a lot more than they would be paying a wait staff! Somewhere in there they anticipate higher profits.

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